Why Brit crime fiction is paying international dividends

First published in The Guardian When ex-paramedic Daniel Cole signed with agent Sue Armstrong, he was “delighted”. When Armstrong bagged him a six-figure, three-book deal from a British publisher he was “in shock”. But after a fierce fight between German publishers over his debut crime novel, Ragdoll, saw him signing for
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The September Issue

First published: Mslexia June 2015 The September Issue: it has a certain resonance to it, especially since the notorious documentary about the Vogue editor Anna Wintour and the massive September issue of the fashion bible. I am no fashionista (I am, in fact, books editor) but the September issue of Mslexia that I have been
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In Praise of Praise

Working alone can be a long haul. Even when you do occasional events or teach, you rarely get feedback and, even then, most writers I know are so incredibly self-critical that good feedback scuttles out of sight before it has time to make an impact. One way that I deal
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Normal Service Will Resume Shortly

My website is undergoing essential maintenance at the moment, and as a result articles and blogs from the past two years are not available on the site. Normal service – and the incredible archive – will resume shortly. Many thanks Danuta Kean

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